MUDIPU, DEC 02: The First day of annual feast of St Joseph Vaz Shrine was celebrated with great devotion on December 2, 2022 at Mudipu, Mangalroe. At 10:00 am Very Rev. Fr Cyprian Pinto, Vicar Forane Vicar Forane, St Joseph Vaz south Vicariate, Fr Assisi Rebello, Parish Priest and Shrine Rector, Fr Ronald Pinto, Assistant Parish Priest, Mr Naveen Dsouza, Parish Pastoral Council Vice President and Dr Irene Veigas, the secretary along with shrine committee and PPC members extended a solemn welcome to Bishop to the shrine.
Bishop celebrated the Eucharistic celebration with many concelebrants Very Rev Fr Cyprian Pinto, Vicar Forane, Fr Assisi Rebello Shrine Rector, Fr Ronald Pinto Asst Parish Priest, Fr Alwyn Dcunha, Parish Priest Omzoor and Deacon Avinash Pais. Many devotees took part in the festal celebration and festal meal provided for all devotees.
Fr Assisi Rebello thanked the devotees. Bishop honoured the donors with candles and blessed them for their generosity. Fr Vijay Machado, Director, Mangala Jyothi, animated the liturgy.
Ex-Minister Shri Ramanatha Rai, Bantwal Constituency visited the shrine and conveyed his wishes for the feast. Mrs Agnes D’Souza, president of Ira Grama Panchayath and Mr Arun Dsouza were present.